Large Grants
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Current Program

2017-18 Agency in the Physical World
Submit RFP by February 1, 2018
Previous Programs

2016 Physics of the Observer
2016 Awardees

2015 The Physics of What Happens
2015 Awardees

2013 Physics of Information
2013 Awardees

2010 The Nature of Time
2010 Awardees

2008 Foundational Questions in Physics and Cosmology
2008 Awardees

2006 Foundational Questions in Physics and Cosmology
2006 Awardees

2006 Foundational Questions in Physics and Cosmology

Display Large Grant awardees from:

Awardee   Institution Value   Project Title
Fred Adams University of Michigan $85,519 Future History of the Universe, Including Time Variations in the Constants of Nature
Markus Aspelmeyer IQOQI $48,819 Expolring Physical Realism - Experiments on the Foundations & Limits of Quantum Physics
Dmitry Budker UC Berkeley $85,000 Search for a Possible Time Variation of the Fine-Structure Constant alpha by Radio-Frequency Spectroscopy of Atomic Dysprosium
Louis Crane Kansas State University $135,247 A New Approach to Quantum Gravity, with Possible Applications to the Origin & Future of Life
John Donoghue University of Massachusetts $64,634 Emergent Gauge Symmetry
Olaf Dreyer MIT $50,000 Quantum Space
Richard Easther Yale University $106,594 Possible Pasts in the Multiverse
Steven Giddings UC Santa Barbara $127,735 Observation & Nonlocality in Quantum Gravitational Physics
Brian Greene Columbia University $70,000 Arrows of Time in the Quantum Universe
Christopher Isham Imperial College $75,000 Topos Quantum Theory
Justin Khoury / Maulik Parikh Perimeter Institute / Columbia University $22,000 The Boundary as the Distant Stars: Mach's Principle in General Relativity
Paul Kwiat University of Illinois $89,843 Loophole-free Test of Bell's Inequalities
Matthew Leifer Perimeter Institute $71,680 Abstract Quantum Probability
Janna Levin Barnard College $28,611 Godelian Incompleteness & A Theory of Everything
A. Garrett Lisi Fractured Atlas $77,280 Deferential Geometry
Abraham Loeb Harvard University $47,370 Utilizing the Mileura Wide-Field Array to Search for Intelligent Extra-Terrestrial Life
Fotini Markopoulou Perimeter Institute $56,736 Quantum Gravity from a Quantum Information Theoretic Perspective
Farzad Nekoogar Multiversal Journeys $77,000 Theoretical Physics Made Easy for the Public
Ken Olum Tufts University $85,905 Does General Relativity Permit Exotic Phenomena
Ekkehard Peik PTB $84,624 Laborotory Search for a temporal variation of the fine structure constant
Jorge Pullin / Rodolfo Gambini Louisiana State University / University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay $65,530 Relational Physics with Real Rods and Clocks and the Measurement Problem of Quantum Mechanics
Simon Saunders Oxford University $62,149 Everett at 50
Keith Schwab Cornell University $85,000 Production & Study of Macroscopic Mechanical Entanglements
Sara Seager Carnegie Institution $64,434 The Characterization & Search for Life on Hot Rocky Exoplanets
Eva Silverstein Stanford University $50,000 Dimensionality in String Theory
Robert Spekkens Cambridge University $46,000 Operational probabilistic theories as foils to quantum theory
Roderich Tumulka Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet $45,960 Bohmian Mechanics at Space-Time Singularities
Antony Valentini Imperial College $112,457 Hidden Variables in Physics and Cosmology
Alexander Vilenkin Tufts University $61,878 Probabilities in the Landscape
Xiao-Gang Wen MIT $94,924 Microscopic Origin of Gravity & Light
TOTAL   $2,177,929

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